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Area Group Offers “Welcome to Medicare” Workshops

June programs presented by Heritage Agency and SHIIP partners More than 30,000 Iowans will turn 65 in 2008 and will become eligible for Medicare. Other Iowans will qualify for Medicare because of a disability. To meet the need for education and assistance with Medicare, the Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) will be presenting “Welcome […]

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Heritage Agency Aids Senior Nutrition

Summer “Farmer’s Market Checks” program saves money while encouraging fresh food use A program to encourage healthy eating among older Iowans is set to return. The Heritage Agency on Aging will soon be making Senior Farmer’s Market checks available in Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Jones, Johnson, Linn and Washington counties. The Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program […]

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AgrowKnowledge Center Gets New Grant Boost

$1.6 Million NSF Grant to enhance Kirkwood-based Ag Resource Center A national center for agriculture education based at Kirkwood Community College has received renewed funding. AgrowKnowledge, the National Center for Agriscience & Technology Education received additional funds from the National Science Foundation totaling $1,600,000. This funding will support the AgrowKnowledge Resource Center. Iowa Rep. David […]

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Getting the Inside Scoop

Student media leaders score honors A love of sports, passion for journalism and drive for success are just some of the similarities between two Kirkwood Student Media leaders. Chad Cooper, news producer for Kirkwood Student Productions (KSP), and Natalie Niemeyer, editor-in-chief for the Communiqué, have both been selected as Kirkwood Community College outstanding students. In […]

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Kirkwood ASL Students Host Film Showing, May 30

“Wrong Game” feature in Ballantyne Auditorium as fund-raising event The Kirkwood Community College American Sign Language group will host a movie showing of “Wrong Game” on May 30. The 7 p.m .fund-raiser showing is set for Ballantyne Auditorium on the Cedar Rapids campus. Tickets for the movie are $5 with proceeds going to Deaf Iowans […]

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Coming Full Circle

Non-traditional student, Bryan, gets fresh start “One word to describe myself? I’d say nontraditional,” Garry Bryan says with a chuckle. Garry Bryan is a Liberal Arts major at Kirkwood. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Bryan attended Tucker High School where he was involved with band and orchestra. After attending school at Dekalb Community College, Bryan worked […]

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